The New York 5-Hour Online Pre-Licensing Course teaches new drivers with the knowledge and skills they need to become a responsible and safer driver. This online course meets all New York State DMV requirements. There are no hidden fees.
All new drivers must complete the 5-hour pre-licensing course before scheduling the road test for their first driver license.
To take the course, students must:
- be 18 or older
- have a valid photo learner permit
In this course students will learn about:
- New York vehicle and traffic laws
- Safe driving behaviors
- Defensive driving skills
- Dangers of driving under the influence
- Common risks for new drivers
Upon successful completion of the course, a student’s completion information will be automatically sent to the NYSDMV. To get your first driver license, simply schedule an appointment for your road test and pass your behind-the-wheel assessment.
Senate Bill S3965-A was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2019. This bill approves a pilot program for creating an online course for the 5-hour pre-licensing course that was traditionally only offered in a classroom. This program will run from June 30, 2020 to June 30, 2025.
The state will now allow drivers over the age of 18 to take the Pre-Licensing Program in a convenient 5-hour online version that can be completed at your own pace and from the comfort of your home.
At this time, the New York DMV does not allow teens under 18 to enroll in the Online Pre-Licensing Program. New drivers seeking their junior driver license (Class DJ) or junior motorcycle license (Class MJ) must continue to take the 5-hour course in person.
Este curso también está disponible en español.
NTSI’s NY 5-Hour Online Pre-Licensing Course has an optional audio read-along built into the course. If you would rather sit back and listen to the course instead of reading, then the Audio Read-Along option is perfect for you. Select the Audio Read-Along checkbox when you’re checking out to enable this feature for your course.
Want to see it in action? Watch this screen recording of the Audio Read-Along feature below.